New Canadian Guidelines

By September 6, 2020Blog

New Canadian clinical guidelines advises doctors to go beyond simply recommending diet and exercise for those who are overweight/obese/⁠.

Instead, they recommend GPs should focus on the root causes of weight gain and take a holistic approach to health.⁠

The guideline, which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal last month, specifically admonished weight-related stigma against patients in the health system.⁠

“Weight bias is not just about believing the wrong thing about obesity,” ….. “Weight bias actually has an effect on the behaviour of healthcare practitioners.”⁠

Can I get a high five everyone? Loving Canada! 🇨🇦⁠